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Horsemeat Exports To Eec Countries

Volume 387: debated on Thursday 24 November 1977

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What amount of horsemeat, in weight or in the number of carcases, is being exported to EEC countries from slaughterings at the four licensed slaughterhouses (Bristol, Crawley, Huddersfield and Norwich), and at what rate these exports are rising.

The four slaughterhouses referred to are the only ones in the United Kingdom approved to slaughter horses, the meat of which is intended for intra-Community trade. Exports of horsemeat from the United Kingdom to EEC countries have been as follows:

January-SeptemberTonnesIndex
1975999100
19762,868287
19774,216422
These figures may include some reexports.